Definition of hole verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    hole

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//həʊl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hoʊl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hole
    BrE BrE//həʊl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hoʊl//
     
    he / she / it holes
    BrE BrE//həʊlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hoʊlz//
     
    past simple holed
    BrE BrE//həʊld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hoʊld//
     
    past participle holed
    BrE BrE//həʊld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hoʊld//
     
    -ing form holing
    BrE BrE//ˈhəʊlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊlɪŋ//
     
     
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    make a hole
  1. 1[transitive, usually passive] hole something to make a hole or holes in something, especially a boat or ship The ship had been holed by a missile. The hull was holed in several places.
  2. in golf
  3. 2[transitive, intransitive] to hit a golf ball into the hole hole something She holed a 25 foot putt. hole (out) She holed out from 25 feet.
  4. Word Origin Old English hol (noun), holian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hol (noun) ‘cave’, (adjective) ‘hollow’, and German hohl ‘hollow’, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘cover, conceal’. Phrasal Verbshole up
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